1 Societal Issues
"Societal Issues", is a practical implementation of the co-evolution of technology and society. Co-evolution means awareness of the other's concerns plus taking these concerns into account (to some extent). It has the objective to monitor both the ethical and societal impact of N&N and the impact that societal developments and ethical reflection can have on N&N developments. It will also observe the development by various national and international organisations of codes of conduct for nanotechnology, or of other activities related to ethics; and the eventual take-up of such codes.
Year 1: Individual and Collective Responsibility
Year 2: Nanobiomedical ethics
Year 3: ICT and security
Year 4: Communication between scientists, technology, and society
Each year, the following deliverables will be produced:
- An annual report summarising relevant findings of the technical and economic reports produced in other workpackages, as well as ethical and social science literature and European and national project results on the theme of the year.
- Four interviews with social and natural scientists, industry and civil society representatives on actual issues related to the theme of the year.
- Participation in the annual symposium discussing the project results with experts and stakeholders.
- Liaison with relevant projects and actors in Europe and its member states, made visible in weblinks, by interviewing and inviting representatives to ObservatoryNano symposia and by attending strategic events organised by them.
In the first year, an ethics toolkit has been developed which will now be tested on case studies supplied by nanotechnology researchers and stakeholders during the whole project. In the fourth year, the annual report will discuss the results of testing the toolkit.
|Coordinator "Societal Issues"||Ineke Malschfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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